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Investigative Science Symposium/Fair (ISS/Fair) 2003
May 14, 2003

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The Investigative Science Symposium/Fair [ISS/Fair] for Spring 2003 is celebrating its third year as a collaborative effort by a Committee of Queens College and Queens High Schools. This year, Con Edison of New York is a principal sponsor.

The [ISS/Fair] for Spring 2003:
is designed to promote the practice of scientific investigations as part of science teaching and learning
encourages real investigative science projects of 9th and 10th grade Queens High School students
supports student projects which are are standards-based and are expected to be small-scale but real 'Hands-on, Minds-on' investigations and to take about 3 to 6 weeks
Not intended to be 'Intel-level' science projects. [See General Criteria, Page 2]

Teacher Committees at each participating Queens High School choosing to participate will:
structure an ISS/Fair at their schools [See General Criteria, Page 2]
select up to 5 student projects [a maximum of two students per project] from each school judged to have 'exceeded standards'
send student finalist projects to the ISS/Fair 2003 at Queens College, Wed., May 14, 2003
guide student finalists to display a summary of their work and, with their teachers and family members, tour the Queens College Research Laboratories and attend an Awards Luncheon.
bring ALL student participants to Queens College on May 14th receive an ISS/Fair 2003 Certificate honoring their investigative work. A small number of students will be awarded the opportunity for future research with Queens College sponsored research mentors or be awarded a place in the Queens College Summer Science Camp.

          – The ISS/Fair 2003 Planning Committee:
  Mark Miksic, Co-Organizer, Queens College
  Diane Pillersdorf, Co-Organizer, Queens HS
  Thomas Strekas, Dean, Math & Sciences QC
  Steven Schwarz, Asst. Dean, Math & Sciences QC    
  Stephen Berman, Bayside High School
  Susan Brustein, Townsend Harris HS
Norman Cohn, Franklin K. Lane HS
Michael Renna, Hillcrest High School
Robert Soel, John Bowne HS
Janice Sutton, Springfield Gardens HS
Omar Sharafeddin, Benjamin Cardozo HS


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FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: Mark Miksic at 718-997-3379 or Diane Pillersdorf at 718-281-7524

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